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Dallas Black Dance, Dallas Summer Musicals Offer Streaming Performances to DISD

Two Dallas performance groups are working to counter the isolating effects of COVID on DISD students. Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Dallas Summer Musicals are collaborating to offer schools access to online performances. The first video from Dallas Black Dance is available now and and will be streaming through Feb. 18.

Tatum Rodgers is director of dance and drill team at South Oak... | Read More

Four Dallas arts groups receive $450K in NEA rescue grants

Four Dallas performing arts groups have received a total of $450,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nationwide (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), 567 arts groups received nearly $58 million. In Dallas, the Bishop Arts Theatre Center and the Dallas Symphony both garnered $150,000, while Dallas Black Dance Theatre received $100,000 and Cara Mia Theatre... | Read More

In Dallas, a vibrant tribute to lowrider culture transports you to the streets of L.A.

Vibrant streaks of orange, pink and yellow coat the long hallway on the first floor of the Dallas Museum of Art. A disco ball glitters from atop, and the faint sound of music fills the air. The installation from California-based artist Guadalupe Rosales is a celebration of Los Angeles’ lowrider and cruising culture.

“Drifting on a Memory” is the artist’s first mural... | Read More

Juneteenth activist Opal Lee is profiled in a new children’s book.

Last year, Opal Lee wrote her own children’s book about Juneteenth. The Fort Worth activist is known as the “grandmother of Juneteenth” because she successfully championed it as a national holiday. Now, a new children’s book has been released – about Opal Lee herself.

As one might expect, Lee — who was interviewed for the book — is pleased with... | Read More

Fort Worth’s old Klan hall will not become a typical arts center. It’ll be a farmers’ market, a place for healing.

The recently announced plan to re-purpose the old Ku Klux Klan hall on Fort Worth’s Northside has been budgeted at $40 million. The aim is to turn it into a “cultural hub” unlike a typical community center or history museum.

That’s because the hulking, red-brick building has been an embodiment of hatred and fear since Texas Ku Klux Klan Klavern #101 put it up in... | Read More

‘Zorro’ can never die! Now he returns – in an English and Spanish opera

Can a 100-year-old caped crusader – like a rebooted hero out of the Marvel Comics Universe – bring new audiences to opera? Fort Worth Opera is giving it a shot: It’s presenting a world premiere in English and Spanish about the legendary hero, Zorro.

Zorro, presented by Fort Worth Opera at the Rose Marine Theater, January 26-30. COVID precautions: Audience members are... | Read More

Grammy-winning singer and Dallas native Meat Loaf dead at 74

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Acclaimed Mexican filmmaker takes North Texas audiences on a harrowing trip through the desert

Many Americans have seen the images of exhausted migrants trekking across the rugged Sonoran desert or wading through the Rio Grande River, all of them trying to reach the United States.

But most people have no idea what those journeys are really like – spending weeks traveling by foot, getting attacked by gangs or collapsing from heat exhaustion.

Acclaimed Mexican film... | Read More

Acclaimed Mexican filmmaker takes North Texas audiences on a harrowing trip through the desert

Many Americans have seen the images of exhausted migrants trekking across the rugged Sonoran desert or wading through the Rio Grande River, all of them trying to reach the United States.

But most people have no idea what those journeys are really like – spending weeks traveling by foot, getting attacked by gangs or collapsing from heat exhaustion.

Acclaimed Mexican film... | Read More

Meat Loaf, Grammy-winning singer famous for ‘I’d Do Anything For Love,’ dies at 74

Singer Meat Loaf performs in support of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the football stadium at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP File

Meat Loaf, the Grammy-winning American singer and actor, has died at the age of 74. An official announcement was posted... | Read More

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